The Global Climate Strike got its start in August 2018 when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks in order to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.
Fridays for Future is a youth-led and organized movement formed after this protest, and September 15 is the annual date for a youth-led protest for climate justice. It is part of a hopeful new wave of change that has inspired millions of people to take action on the climate crisis.
For the Love of Creation , a faith-based initiative for climate justice, has prepared resources leading up to the Global Climate Strike that have been generated and led by a Youth Advisory team.
- Fold Yourself into a Commitment for the Earth:
Write your cares, concerns and commitments to climate justice on a piece of paper and then fold it into an endangered species of your choice (patterns available). Use them in visual displays or actions running up to the strike on September 15. Bring them to the strike if you attend, and/or mail them to members of Parliament as part of the political follow up action.
- Multifaith Climate Justice Prayer Gatherings
Organize or participate in a multifaith prayer event to lift up the common concern of climate justice across faiths.
- Participate in the Global Climate Strike on September 15! Check to see if there is a strike near you .
This isn’t just for youth. Whatever age you are, you can take action. It’s your planet too!